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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 38, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 1999
  • pp: 4766–4775

Optimization of graded multilayer designs for astronomical x-ray telescopes

Peter H. Mao, Fiona A. Harrison, David L. Windt, and Finn E. Christensen  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 22, pp. 4766-4775 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.004766


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Abstract

We developed a systematic method for optimizing the design of depth-graded multilayers for astronomical hard-x-ray and soft-γ-ray telescopes based on the instrument’s bandpass and the field of view. We apply these methods to the design of the conical-approximation Wolter I optics employed by the balloon-borne High Energy Focusing Telescope, using W/Si as the multilayer materials. In addition, we present optimized performance calculations of mirrors, using other material pairs that are capable of extending performance to photon energies above the W K-absorption edge (69.5 keV), including Pt/C, Ni/C, Cu/Si, and Mo/Si.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.6770) Imaging systems : Telescopes
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(340.7470) X-ray optics : X-ray mirrors
(350.1260) Other areas of optics : Astronomical optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 8, 1999
Revised Manuscript: May 12, 1999
Published: August 1, 1999

Citation
Peter H. Mao, Fiona A. Harrison, David L. Windt, and Finn E. Christensen, "Optimization of graded multilayer designs for astronomical x-ray telescopes," Appl. Opt. 38, 4766-4775 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-22-4766

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